At Ardsley Bible Chapel we aspire to a local outreach ministry that:

  • Seeks to fulfill our part of the Great Commission in our time and place (Matt. 28:19, 20)

  • Is energized by a genuine love for those without Christ and seeks to win them by showing them grace, compassion and sensitivity without compromising truth, so that they might be saved from everlasting judgment and enter the everlasting joy of Christ's kingdom (Rom. 5:6-8; 2 Cor. 5:19-21)

  • Reaches out to all, regardless of race, social status, or any other merely human distinction that is of no significance to God (1 Tim. 2:3, 4)

  • Engages every member of our local body, whether specifically gifted in the area of evangelism or not, equipping each one for growing effectiveness in spreading the gospel (Eph. 4:11-16)

  • Recognizes that salvation is God's work and that we are merely his instruments

  • Does not see winning people for Christ as an end but rather as a beginning; our ultimate objective is to shepherd each new believer along toward realization of the fullness of Christ in experience (1 Peter 5:2-4)

In reaching toward these ideals, we will utilize and encourage the following specific means of outreach:

  • Personal evangelism by each member of our local body in our various spheres of relationship

  • A range of meeting types for our youth and for adults to which the members of our body feel free to invite their unsaved friends and acquaintances with confidence that they will be confronted with their need of salvation through Jesus Christ

  • Other ad hoc ministry opportunities including, but not limited to, service projects directed toward those who are needy in our community, thus demonstrating to them the love of Christ in the hope of winning them for Christ

In sum, we at Ardsley Bible Chapel are committed to fulfilling our part of Christ's command to his church to make disciples of the nations, thus extending the reach of his kingdom and bringing greater glory to his name.